Roger Stone Goes Silent as His Lawyer Enters Plea of Not Guilty

Steve Martin still a wild and crazy 'SNL' guy — as Roger Stone

Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Washington.

Stone is a longtime Republican political operative and is the latest among several Trump associates who have pleaded guilty or been charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the election.

The indictment on Friday doesn't bode well for the president's inner circle, with its assertion that "a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact" Stone in July 2016 to learn what damaging information the group had on Democrat Hillary Clinton - although it didn't say who gave the direction. He was accused in his indictment last week of working to obstructing congressional investigators by making false statements, denying he had records they sought, and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.

"Nobody controls Robert Mueller", Carlson said.

He denied prosecutors' accusation that he repeatedly lied to the House Intelligence Committee, including when he said he had not discussed his pursuit of the stolen emails with any Trump campaign officials.

In a rowdy scene outside a courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Stone denounced his arrest as politically motivated and told reporters he had done no wrong.

The special counsel describes Stone as a conduit between the campaign and Wikileaks, which disseminated internal Democratic National Committee emails in the summer of 2016.

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The 66-year-old Stone, arrested in a pre-dawn Federal Bureau of Investigation raid Friday on his Florida home, has denied wrongdoing, saying hours after his apprehension, "I will plead not guilty to these charges, I will defeat them in court".

"What a fun couple days, I'm loving the ride", Martin's Stone riffed. There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks.

"Again, I think it is created to intimidate me or perhaps seek personal information that can be used to embarrass me that has nothing to do with Wikileaks, Russia, the 2016 campaign or anything else".

The absence of a definitive answer to the collusion question, more than 20 months into Mueller's work, has given the president and his allies a wedge to attack the investigation.

Stone also rejected the idea that he had any inside line to WikiLeaks, which released materials in 2016 stolen by Russia's military intelligence agency, or that he was part of a conspiracy to help swing the 2016 election for Donald Trump.

Wrapping up, Martin's stone made a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of his beloved SNL characters. "I'd also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president".

After his court appearance on Friday, Stone pledged to fight charges and reiterated his support for Trump.

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